Cliff talks plumbing regs, his workshop and pipe bending offers in latest blog

Cliff Raw is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills and is one of the students who blog about their course. You can read other posts by Cliff on his blog (and look at an exclusive offer for T4TS students on equipment) at

Here’s Cliff’s latest blog:

Another week’s gone by and its holiday time again, fortunately I have finished Section 2 Part A so am waiting now for Section 2 Part B to arrive in the post. Unfortunately I didn’t get TMA 24 in until Friday so I will have to wait until after the bank holiday for my results from that assignment and to apply for weeks 3 and 4 practical training. My certificate of achievement Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 and card arrived this week and I have had it framed and it has pride of place on my office (cellar) wall it looks a little lonely at the moment but there will soon be more certs to keep it company. That will be another task after spring bank holiday to contact my local water undertaker (Yorkshire Water) to join the Approved Plumber/Contractor Scheme.


Last week I said I would write about modules 23 & 24, so let’s take a look at module 23 Owner’s leadership & Delegation Skills.

I think it’s important here to know what sort of person you are as this affects the way we interact with others, whether you intend to work alone or as part of a bigger business with employee’s you will have to deal with people on a daily basis and need to develop good leadership skills if only to instil feelings of confidence in your competence from customers and others that you deal with.

Now onto module 24: Tools & Setting Up A Workshop.

It is extremely important to work with the correct tools and they should be kept in tip top condition to ensure safe usage and protect against accidental damage to fixtures and fittings. We all probably have an assortment of tools already and an even bigger list of tools that we want, this for me is an ongoing procurement process, it is my belief that you can’t skimp when purchasing tools, as high quality tools will give you a much longer life span. I am quite fortunate having come from a joinery background I already have a large selection of hand and power tools so it is the more specialist tools that I am constantly saving money to purchase them.

That’s about it for another week except to mention if you need hand pipe benders please read my article on British Pipe Bending Equipment thanks for reading.

 You can read other posts by Cliff at and follow him on Twitter at


About Train4tradeSkills

Train4TradeSkills offer the only trade training skills courses that combine three great ways to learn, through a unique blend of book based theory, practical workshops and virtual reality PC based training, to help you qualify you as a plumber, electrician or gas engineer. No other learning provider offers our unique way to study, with full tutor support, easy to follow, step by step modules. Once you complete one part of the course and return your work for marking, the next stage of the course automatically follows. It’s as easy as that. It’s fun, it’s easy to follow... and it can be fitted around your existing work and family commitments!

Posted on June 2, 2011, in plumbing, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, train4tradeskills, Train4TradeSkills Bright Sparks and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hello,
    I like your blog Cliff and I liked the things which you mentioned in your blog
    and I will wait for another blog…………….
    Thank you..

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